Dan M.

  • Last night at about 3:30am I had a chance to witness one of the most beautiful moments I have ever seen in my life. My roommate Ezra had come back from a night bicycle ride and wanted to get something to eat.  I wasn’t too hungry so I let him pick a place.  He decided he wanted to go to the 24 hour SUBWAY on Sepulveda in Culver City, so I…

  • Anyone who has heard my testimony before knows that my life was a constant struggle with purity.  Instead of being like Joseph, who famously fled from sin, I fled towards it, my whole life, until basically a year ago.  If sin were like a time bomb, I would be the crazy one running towards the ticking dynamite while others ran for their lives in…

  • Dan M. wrote a new blog post: “Pray for Jack” 9 years ago

    This past Christmas I had the opportunity to see some old friends that I’ve known for almost 25 years.  I met all of them when I was 5 or 6 years old, and we grew up in church together.  As we got older, many of us moved to different parts of the country, so it was really great to get everyone together for once like old times.  Usually, when this…

  • Dan M. wrote a new blog post: Building Altars to God 9 years ago

    As my New Year’s resolution this year, I was challenged by my friend Alex to read the Bible with him in a year.  Since we’re only a few weeks in, we’re still in Genesis right now, but it’s really been eye opening to go back to a lot of these familiar Old Testament stories after all these years and really ask this one question: why did the authors…

  • I was thinking of including this story in my longer one about tithing below, but since the story still blows me away, I thought it deserved its own post.

    Since I started fully tithing, God has not only brought financial stability and blessings into the heart of my family, but God has answered prayer in a really profound and undeniable way in my…

  • I have never been good at doing what I’m told.  Everything in my personal testimony has been a story of having to learn the things the hard way.  Rather than taking the Bible as God’s promise to us and following its words, I’ve always been a skeptic and thought to myself, “that’s not going to work, at least not for me.”

    So about six months ago,…

  • As I went to church with my sister this morning, I had just been thinking all night about what the first post of this blog should be about.  But during today’s service, God really spoke to me and encouraged me, about His heart for the city, and how this blog can be a part of how He’s truly moving in…